Friday, April 18, 2014

Fresh Spring Decor!

Easter is just a few days away, and I'm hosting, so I figured I better get my act together and get some Spring decor up around our house! I haven't shown you a holiday "mantel" in a while, because honestly, I haven't done one since Christmas! Christmas was such a decor extravaganza this year, that it's taken me a while to want to pull seasonal decor out again. While I've really loved having this little hutch/nook clean and free for a few months, it was also really fun to play with some fresh and simple decor this week!

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This Spring display absolutely has strong ties to last year's mantel - for one, I didn't have a ton of time to change it up. But also, I just love the bright shamrock green paired with yellow for Spring. It just feels so fun and fresh to me! So if it's working, why change it, right?

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I did make a few upgrades/improvements for this year, using all items and supplies I had around the house. First, I added this adorable bunting to my forsythia wreath. I bought the wooden "pennants" at Michaels a while back (seriously LOVE the new wooden collection over there!). I dug them out and painted them bright green. I wasn't up for cutting out vinyl letters, so I was super excited to see some of my gold sticker letters were just the right size and texture to complete the banner! It's held together with green and white twine.

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My bunnies (from Target Dollar Spot last year) and my green and yellow eggs (from Michaels last year) were given some fresh styling, and my little birdies got yet another makeover. 

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These little birds have been used in a lot of my holiday displays. Love the bright pop of green up in this "nest" - which is just a mini mirror (from Target) on top of a extra large candle pedestal. The paper is brown craft paper cut into strips and crumpled up.

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I snagged a potted plant in a bright green bucket (from Marshalls) from the dining room and added my favorite little bird houses (Target Dollar Spot years ago). 

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All together, it's a really fun, fresh and cheery Spring display!

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I absolutely love this hutch/mirror nook for our seasonal displays, but (as I say all the time), the mirror is a total pain for taking pictures! How come my best shot with great lighting and focus is the one with me smack dab in the middle. Boo. Oh well - here's me wishing you a Happy Easter!

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I'm hosting a pretty casual yet festive Easter lunch this weekend, using this same color scheme. I'll have photos of how it all came together up here for you Monday! Until then...have a great weekend and Happy Easter!

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